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    ECML colloquium 13 december 2017

ECML colloquium, 13-14 December 2017
Teacher education for linguistic diversity: the contribution of the ECML

With the increasingly diverse linguistic and cultural composition of classrooms around Europe, this topic has become a central issue in language education and has been addressed in several ECML projects and is given current priority by the European Commission. The colloquium will provide an opportunity to reflect on and evaluate the contributions made by the plethora of didactic research and innovative practices which have arisen over the past fifteen years.

At the core of this colloquium will be the contribution made by the Framework of References for Pluralistic Approaches (FREPA) and its impact on different aspects of language education throughout Europe.

During the colloquium, the following issues will be addressed:

  • supporting multilingual classroom and language-sensitive teaching 
  • teaching tools for supporting diversity in education
  • the role of plurilingualism in new curricula
  • plurilingual curricula scenarios at different educational stages
  • reference frameworks for pluralistic approaches in teacher education
  • the perspective of the European Union
  • examples of responses to linguistic diversity is specific member states

The colloquium will be of particular interest to those who are engaged in pluralistic education, whether as teachers, teacher educators or curriculum designers, and aims to support their efforts in facilitating change in this area.

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*in cooperation with the European Commission

The colloquium on "Teacher education for linguistic diversity: the contribution of the ECML" is organised by the European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe in cooperation with the European Commission.

Coordinators: Michel Candelier and Anna Schröder-Sura (co-authors of CARAP/FREPA - A Framework of Reference for Pluralistic Approaches)

Venue: European Centre for Modern Languages, Nikolaiplatz 4, Graz, Austria

Working languages: English and French with simultaneous interpretation


Colloquium programme